Tucked away in the state of Washington is the lovely Moses Lake. The vacation rentals in Moses Lake include fabulous waterfront homes and condos where you can enjoy watching the sunset over the glistening lake waters. The surrounding area is ideal for outdoor activities such as watching wildlife, boating, hiking, and enjoying a bit of city life in the downtown area. If you’re planning a vacation in Moses lake with your family, place these nine activities on your itinerary to ensure everyone in your group has a great time.

1. Have Fun on the Water

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If you own your own boat, choose a vacation rental with a boat slip, and bring the boat along. Conveniently launch your boat right from your vacation rental whenever your family wants to get on the water. Alternatively, take a trip to Blue Heron Park on Westshore Drive, or travel 30 minutes south to Potholes Park, where the facilities include boat launches. If you don’t have your own boat, contact Pro-Touch Jet Ski Boat Rental in Moses Lake. In addition to a range of jet skis, this company has ski boats and pontoon boats for rent, all large enough to hold your whole family. Add some wakeboards, knee boards, and water tubes to the mix, and you can make your own adventures on the lake.

2. Spend a Day at Blue Heron Park

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This attractive park sits on the west side of Moses Lake and has something for everyone in your family. In addition to a boat launch, the park has a shallow swim area where everyone can cool off when it’s hot. The park also features a children’s playground and walking trails, and it’s home to many different types of wildlife. Pack a picnic basket, or and fill the cooler with steaks, chicken wings, or any item you want to place on the grill, as there are ample grills and picnic tables available at the park. If the kids need some more action, head over to the nine-hole disc golf course for an exciting game.

3. Go Fishing

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Moses Lake offers year-round fishing for the anglers in the family, so make sure you pack the fishing gear. There’s an abundance of walleye and smallmouth bass in the water, and at certain times of the year, you have a good chance of catching rainbow trout. If you have a waterfront rental, fish from the shore outside. Alternatively, visit one of the lake’s parks, or take a boat out on the water. Check the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife website for details about fishing rules and local closures.

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4. Explore Potholes State Park

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Potholes State Park, which sits around 15 miles south of Moses Lake, is a popular location for fishing and wildlife spotting. Take the family to explore the mineral sand dunes around the numerous small lakes that look like potholes. Take your binoculars so you can be on the lookout for wading birds. Many are there year-round, while others, such as the large sandhill cranes, visit during their annual migration. During the winter months, you get to see the bald eagles that only visit during the cold season.

5. Surf-n Slide Water Park

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Imagine their excitement when your kids discover that Moses Lake is home to the state’s premier outdoor water park. Located on West 4th Avenue, this park has an artificial surf simulator, the FlowRider, and two tall and curvy water slides your kids will love. For a more relaxing experience, lay back on a tube and float gently down the 300-foot Lazy River. Serious swimmers enjoy the Olympic-size competitive pool and diving boards. There are height restrictions for some of the attractions, but plenty of options to keep your entire family entertained.

6. Moses Lake Museum and Art Center

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When you need a break from the outdoor life, spend some time at Moses Lake Museum and Art Center. Admission is free, and in addition to a range of past and present exhibits related to the area, this friendly place hosts a series of classes and events for families. Check out the calendar on the museum’s website, and fit one of the classes into your schedule. Topics such as painting, dream catchers, and fire breathing dragons might come up during one of these fun classes.

7. Paint your own Pot

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Visit Artgarden on West 3rd Avenue for a unique, artistic vacation experience your entire family will enjoy. The studio supplies participants with paints, stencils, brushes, and pottery, and you’ll be surrounded by plenty of inspirational examples to get you started on your own projects. Adults can sign up to paint on canvas or learn lettering. Check the website for the calendar of events and various age restrictions.

8. Go Bowling

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For more indoor fun, spend some time at the Lake Bowl in Stratford Road. There’s a large bowling alley and a game arcade there to keep the kids busy, and everyone can fill up on pizza and soda to round out the day’s fun. When smaller kids bowl, the auto bumpers activate automatically giving them a chance to score points and join in on the family competition.

9. Play a Round of Golf

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The Links at Moses Pointe occupies a beautiful scenic setting high above the western shores of the lake. The warm and friendly community is matched by the 300 days or more of sunshine the area gets each year, providing ideal golfing weather. There is a helpful golf shop on site in case you forget any vital equipment or need more supplies.

 
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